Tyler The coach
The Outrunners was founded by:
Tyler Williams -Green, a Welfare and Development Coordinator and Project Planner who has worked across the Charity Sector for the past 17 years. Tyler has spent his life working with vulnerable adults, young people and children. Focusing on social issues such as homelessness, school exclusion, probation and people with mental health support needs, he is passionate about addressing some of society’s most entrenched issues.
While working on several demanding projects, Tyler started to attend a running club, who supported him to do his ‘England Athletics Running’ and ‘Leader in Running’ qualifications. Through this, Tyler rediscovered his love for exercise and forged a new, healthier lifestyle. In 2015 Tyler created The Outrunners. A Hackney-based running club which focuses on Tempo and Technique training and has grown to around 50 regular runners. Talking to his club members, he noticed that his young, professional clientele wanted to do something to give back to the local community but, didn’t know how to go about it.
As a result, in 2017 he initiated the Outrunners first community run. This involved running to a soup kitchen in Holborn and donating essential items and hats, designed by a local Hackney designer, to hand out to homeless people. Following on from the success of this event, the Outrunners partnered up with the charity De Paul to do the same with Hackney Winter Night Shelter in the winter of 2018. The runners handed out essential warm weather gear to protect homeless people from the sub-zero temperatures.
In 2019 the Outrunners then joined forces with another running club named Run4Rene to do a 10k fun run around Victoria Park which raised £6500 for two Dementia and mental health charities and engaged 67 runners.
The ethos of the Outrunners is: We run in the community, we give back to the community’.
In April of 2019 Tyler created Outrunners Community CIC which is a registered community interest company will allow the Outrunners to collaborate with more Hackney charities and enable club members to give back, using their unique skills and experience.
Tyler believes that the club is the people who attend it and that partnership is the best way to benefit the local community. He is committed to running and believes in its potential to improve people's mental health and it can be done anywhere and everywhere!